Our Approach, Our Impact
Building a Literacy-Rich Environment
Creating Access to Books
Having access to books helps families spend more time together reading and creates a more positive attitude towards reading and academics. When children are read to from a young age they enter school ready to read and succeed. Make Way for Books provides books through all of our literacy programs.
“The library and the books are the heartbeat of our school. There is no other program like Make Way for Books.”
—G. Williams, Childcare Center Director
Make Way for Books provides professional development workshops, one-on-one onsite mentoring, and leads a community of practice to support early childhood educators in preschools, childcare centers, and home-based care providers. More than 500 teachers participate in these opportunities each year. Learn more about our workshops, community of learning, and cafecitos for home-care providers.
“Thanks to Make Way for Books our center has received such wonderful support and helpful tools to teach children.”
—E. Soto, Teacher
Parents and caregivers are their children's first best teachers. Make Way for Books programs work with children and families to make sharing books an important and enjoyable part of daily life.
“This program helps me know how to read and do activities with my daughter of six weeks.”
—Cover to Cover parent